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Brad Paisley Celebrates NASCAR’s Return to Nashville with ‘City of Music’ Highlight Video

by Samantha Whidden
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Country superstar Brad Paisley took to Twitter on Monday to share his excitement for NASCAR’s return to Nashville, Tennessee. The singer-songwriter posted a “City of Music” highlight video that celebrates the awesome news.

“Yesterday was magical,” Paisley shares in the tweet. @NASCAR is back in The City of Music.”

NASCAR’s Cup Series made its return to Nashville over the weekend, following a nearly 40-year hiatus. Brad Paisley, along with racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomed the return in an NBC Sports national promotional campaign during NBC Sports coverage of the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. 

Earnhardt and Paisley also sat down for the pre-race show on NBC Sports. Fans of the country singer also shared their support by tweeting, “I think you did an awesome job! Loved watching you with Dale.” and “You were a natural up there! Thanks for stopping by.” 

Brad Paisley Recently Releases “City of Music” Single 

Brad Paisley’s appearance at the NASCAR Cup Series comes just days after he released his new single “City of Music.” As previously reported, the new single refers to Nashville, Tennessee, basically the home for country artists, and describes what it is like for all “starry-eyed” artists. It begins by sharing a story about a talented girl from Tyler, Texas, who decided to see just how good her voice was when she headed to Nashville. 

The track then moves on to share the story about a second-string quarterback learning how to play guitar. He had bough a ring for his high school girlfriend but she broke his heart and ended up marrying his ex-best friend. So he does on to Nashville. The chorus is “Tell the truth, play some chords/Pay your dues and praise the Lord/ Cadillacs and 4x4s/ It’s the city of music/ This ain’t no Big Apple or La La Land/ Harlan drank right where you stand/ Tell the bouncer you’re with the band/ It’s the city of music/ Singing whoa/ Singing whoa.”

The duo come together and began creating music together, with Paisley singing, “Sing it for the ghosts that came before you/ And play till your fingers hurt/Leave something that’ll ring out after in the rafters of the Mother Church.” 

Brad recently spoke about the single and what inspires his music. “I write very visually. My idea of country music is always about the pictures it paints for you,” Paisley explains. “I don’t like songs that don’t give me images in my mind – in country music, that is. Even in pop music. You think about great pop songs that you love, sometimes you don’t always know what they mean, but there’s some great words in there.”